Archived Mr Brown

Year 5

Meet our class

There are 28 children in our year five class who work with Mr. Brown and Miss Burgess. Throughout the week, we also have help from Mrs. Fletcher, who works with children in Numeracy, Literacy and Guided Reading.

We have P.E. on a Thursday morning and Friday afternoon so can you please ensure your child has full P.E. kit on these days.

The children can change their home reading book on any day. I would encourage you to listen to your child read wherever possible and have a small discussion with them about what they have read. You can then place a signature in their reading record.

The children will also get spellings to take home once every two weeks. The spellings will be based on the unit we are focussing on in class. Even if your child is a confident speller, I would again encourage you to practise with them whenever possible.

To view the topics covered in year five, please take a look at our curriculum map.

What we are learning about in the Autumn term

In the first two weeks of the Autumn term, we focussed on the novel Skellig by David Almond. The main character, Michael, discovers an unusual creature in his ancient garage when he moves house. Together, they go on a journey surrounded by mystery. The children created descriptions of the garage and the creature. They focussed on the different senses to make it feel like the reader was actually there. We then created our own version of the front cover using vibrant colours and a contrasting silhouette of wings.

During Art, the children focused on the work by Andy Warhol. We learned about his life and style of art, we experimented with colour combinations and printing, then we finally produced a self-portrait in the style of Andy Warhol.







Our  History topic for the Autumn term was Local History. We began by stating what we already knew about Seaham and what we would like to find out. As a class, we then went on a heritage walk around Seaham and learned about the history of our area. The children then researched a topic they found interesting and presented their findings to the class. Finally, the children looked at changes over time. We did this by analysing and comparing maps of the area from present day to 1861.

Have a look at our heritage walk below.